DMPED is creating an inclusive prosperity dashboard — a manageable set of metrics that collectively define and help monitor inclusive prosperity in DC. The indicators below were developed with input from DC residents, businesses, government data managers, and community organizations with the guidance of researchers from the Urban Institute.
As a starting point, the inclusive prosperity dashboard is focused on components of a business environment that drive inclusive economic growth: jobs, businesses and workforce. We have not covered all factors that influence inclusive prosperity, such as housing, in detail, but we have attempted to reflect their influence by including certain indicators, such as rent burden and commute times indicators.
In some cases, we encountered data limitations that prevented us from adding the ideal indicator, so we found a substitute or are working to acquire the data. These cases are described here.
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DC’s economy should support a diversity of entrepreneurs to create and grow a variety of businesses
DC’s economy should provide jobs with good wages and benefits for persons with a range of qualifications and skills
DC residents should be prepared for current and future quality employment opportunities in DC and the region